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Islamist forces gather as Somalis prepare to flee

Heavily armed Islamist fighters gathered near a key southern Somali town on Sunday a day after their allies were chased out by government troops, sending many residents fleeing in fear of an all-out attack. The government’s seizure of Bur Hakaba represented a rare strike back against the newly powerful Islamists by the chaotic country’s fragile Western-backed interim administration. But it prompted hundreds of Islamists to converge on the nearby town of Lego, vowing to attack government forces they said were backed by Ethiopian troops if they did not withdraw. Full Story

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